VA NMI Scholarship

The Willson Aigner Scholarship Fund has been created to offer individuals, who have a desire to serve, lead, or partner in giving of themselves, opportunities to share in Church of the Nazarene missions for the world.  Willson was a devoted and active member of Varina Nazarene Church and a part of the District Nazarene Missions International Council (NMI) representing Work and Witness for several years. After retiring, he began doing mission work all over the world. His legacy is profound - leading many people to Christ, building schools, orphanages and churches all over the world.  His passion was Work and Witness.  Virginia District NMI wants to continue his legacy with offering the following opportunities:

Youth (Teens and College/University)

Purpose: To provide scholarship funding to the Youth/College/University students from the Virginia District Church of the Nazarene who are selected or accepted to participate in a mission type program. The following are examples of approved programs:

  • Youth Mission Trips sponsored by Nazarene Youth International

  • College and University Students desiring to participate in Nazarene sponsored Work and Witness

  • Work and Witness Trip sponsored by the College, University, Local Church or the Virginia District

  • Program supported by a Nazarene College or University for the purpose of providing a mission type experience

 

It is the intent of the NMI Council to demonstrate its desire to support and encourage the Youth of the Virginia District by providing financial assistance with the following criteria:

  • Request (on link provided) for funding 90 days prior to start date of the mission type program.

  • Funds can be used for registration, housing, or travel expense.  Monies are sent directly to the program.

  • Request is based on completion of application, recommendation of a Pastor, availability of funds, and approval by the NMI Executive Council and majority of NMI Council.

  • Student must provide a one paragraph statement to communicate why the experience will be beneficial to student and what he/she expects to accomplish through the experience.  

  • Pastor recommendation (see link) should be from the church where student is a member or attends regularly and is actively involved. 

  • Request for funding can be 10% of the cost of the trip up to $250 – determined by availability of funds.   

 

ADULT

Purpose: To provide scholarship funding to Adults (post College/University) from the Virginia District Church of the Nazarene who would like to experience a first-time Virginia District or Local Church Missions Work and Witness trip. We now hope to encourage participation of any adult seeking to discover what Willson experienced on his first trip.

 

It is the intent of the NMI Council to demonstrate its desire to support and encourage adults of the Virginia District by providing financial assistance with the following criteria:

  • Request (on link provided) for funding 90 days prior to start date of the mission type program.

  • Funds can be used for registration, housing, or travel expense.  Monies are sent directly to the program.

  • Request is based on completion of application, recommendation of a Pastor, availability of funds, and approval by the NMI Executive Council and majority of NMI Council.

  • Participant must provide a one paragraph statement to communicate why the experience will be beneficial to student and what he/she expects to accomplish through the experience.  

  • Pastor recommendation (see link) should be from the church where participant is a member or attends regularly and is actively involved. 

  • Request for funding can be 10% of the cost of the trip up to $250 – determined by availability of funds.   

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Wilson Aigner Scholarship Fund

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